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HTML2014 - Choice and Control [Part 1]
Jemma Thomas; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
2014 has been a busy year for the family courts with significant reforms in procedure and a plethora of reported decisions. Considering this year’s developments in review, the two words that come to mind again and again are ‘choice’, and ‘control’, which are the focus...

 

HTMLThe Family Court: 'a Court of Law, Not of Morals'
Jemma Thomas; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015
There are certain principles that you cannot, and should not avoid, as a family lawyer. One of the most important is fairness - at the very heart of family law in this country is the idea that the court should be able to look at all the circumstances of a particular case and make a decision that is...

 

HTMLInternational Divorce - Conflicts of Law and Harmonization in Europe? What Can We Expect in 2015?
Natalie O'Shea; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
Over the last few months of 2014, a number of judgments have been handed down which deal with issues flowing from divorce in this jurisdiction between foreign nationals, notably from Italy and France.

 

HTMLCourt of Appeal Endorses ‘Compensation’ Claims Flowing From Divorce in H v H
Michael Gouriet; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
On 3 December 2014 the English Court of Appeal handed down a judgment on a variation of maintenance case where the wife was challenging an Order which capitalised her spousal maintenance claims and applied a clean break between the parties on her former husband’s imminent retirement. The...

 

HTMLMilk No Object
Christina Morton; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Shared parental leave - it has been introduced now and is here to stay until someone comes up with a better way of reconciling work, parenthood and the chance for a greater degree of shared participation by parents in the first year of a child’s life.

 

HTMLThe Gallic Connection - Helping You Secure Charitable Exemption on French Estates and Recent Legislation
Phineas Hirsch, Robin Paul; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
Traditionally, EU Member States have restricted charitable tax reliefs to domestic charities meaning that a legacy to a foreign charity may attract a tax liability. However, the European Court of Justice has established a general principle of non-discrimination in line with the free movement of...

 

HTMLLaw Society Amends Guidance on Gifts to Will Drafters and Conflicts of Interest
Paul Hewitt; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
We reported in the January alert on the Law Society Practice Note Preparing a will when your client is leaving a gift for you, your family or colleagues.

 

HTMLConversion of Civil Partnership to Same Sex Marriage Will Not Revoke a Will
Paul Hewitt; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
Legacy officers will be aware that marriage/civil partnership revokes a will (unless the will makes clear that it is made in contemplation of that formal relationship). Until a new will is made the newlyweds will be intestate (and any charitable legacies in previous wills have no effect).

 

HTMLItaly and Switzerland Sign Landmark Exchange of Information Agreement
Giulia Cipollini, Filippo Noseda; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
After three years of intense negotiations, on the 15th January 2015 representatives of the Italian and Swiss Governments signed an agreement which spells the end of banking secrecy.

 

HTMLCollective Redundancy Consultation: Some Comfort for Employers
Christina Morton, Meriel Schindler; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
Employers do not need to count redundancies across the whole workforce when deciding whether they have reached the 20 employee threshold that obliges them to carry out collective redundancy consultation, according to an opinion handed down today by the Advocate General in the European Court of...

 


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